ENG 101: English Composition I (Honors)

Professor B. Greene

Poverty during the Great Depression

This guide is designed to help you research Honors English Composition topics. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!
  • RCC Library Home Page: Most materials found in this research guide are available at the library's home page.
  • William Hoag: Please contact me if you have any questions concerning this guide or research.



The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes Boston Public Library)

Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

  • Poverty
  • Poor
  • Economic conditions
Global Warming: for more information on global warming, see our Global Warming research guide.
  • Global warming
  • Climate change
  • Greenhouse effect
  • Other, more specific terms within the subject might be carbon emissions, Kyoto Treaty, alternative energy, etc.
  • Early childhood education
  • Multicultural education
  • Adult education
Women's Issues
  • Women's rights
  • Gender equality
  • Gender discrimination
  • Women and violence

New Books

Banker to the Poor: micro-lending and the battle against world poverty, HG3290.6.A6 Y86 2007

With speed and violence: why scientists fear tipping points in climate change, QL981.8.C5 P415 2007

Equal Play: Title IX and social change, KF4166 .E68 2007

Reference Books

A Statistical Portrait of the United States: social conditions & trends. REF. HA214 .S84 1998
To Make Our City Whole: a report on the work of the Strategy Development Group of the Boston Persistent Poverty Project. REF. HV99.B7 B6 1994x

Global Warming:
Earth Keepers: a sourcebook for environmental issues and action. By Leslie Baer-Brown and Bob Rhein. San Francisco : Mercury House, 1995. REF GE195 .B34 1995
Encyclopedia of Environmental Science. By John Mongillo and Linda-Zierdt-Warshaw. Phoenix, Ariz.: Oryx Press, 2000. GE10 .M66 2000
Global Warming. Long, Douglas. REF QC 981.8.G56 L66 2004
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Environmental Science. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2003. REF GE10 .M378 2003
Science in the Contemporary World. REF Q121.294 2005

Encyclopedia of African-American Education, Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996. REF. LC2717 .E53 1996
Encyclopedia of American Education, New York : Facts on File, 1996. REF. LB17 .U54 1996
Encyclopedia of Education. REF.LB15 .E47
Encyclopedia of Educational Research, New York : Free Press, 1982. REF. LB15 .E48 1982

Encyclopedia of Special Education : a reference for the education of the handicapped and other exceptional children and adults,
New York : Wiley, 2000. REF. LC4007 .E53 2000
Fact Book on Higher Education, New York : American Council on Education : Oryx Press, 1998. REF. LA227.3 .F3 1997

Women's Issues:
Abortion Decisions of the United States Supreme Court : the 1990's, Beverly Hills, Calif. : Excellent Books, 1993. REF. KF3771.A52 A264 1993.
Domestic Violence Source Book, Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, 2004. REF. HV6626.2 .D685 2004

The Women’s Rights Movement in the United States, 1848-1970; a bibliography and sourcebook, Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow Press, 1972. REF. Z7964 .U49K75


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles for your class.
  • Early Childhood Education Journal
  • Journal of Educational Research
  • National Geographic
  • Newsweek
  • Scientific American
  • Time


Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.
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Almost 600 articles available when searching for "global warming."
ERIC, the U.S. Department of Education Educational Resource Information Center database, contains citations and abstracts from over 980 educational and education-related journals.

Web sites

There are many good web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Lesley University has a very good guide.

Search Engines

Web sites


Global Warming


Women Issues

Citing Sources: Style Guides

APA Style Tutorial
Duke Library Guide to Assembling a List of Works Cited
Laguardia Community College Library MLA and APA citation styleThe Owl at Purdue: APA Formatting and Style GuideThe Owl at Purdue: MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide

Basic Research Help

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General Library Information

Research guide prepared on 09/20/08 by Wiliam Hoag: whoag@rcc.mass.edu
Updated 12/21/09